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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander spiritualities

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THL225 Aboriginal Cultures and Spirituality

“We are extremely excited to be offering the subject ‘Aboriginal Cultures and Spirituality’ for the first time, here at St Francis College. We have a range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander presenters who will help us to understand the history and cultures of our First Nations Peoples, as well as the challenges and hopes for Reconciliation in the years ahead,” says Bishop Jonathan Holland

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“Our spirituality lies in the sea, sky and land”

“Our spirituality lies in the sea, sky and land and since time immemorial our people have believed in a Creator, but we did not know that the Creator was the Christian God. The Coming of the Light commemorates the Gospel coming to us and giving us a name for the Creator,” says 2021 Queensland Senior Australian of the Year, Aunty Dr Rose Elu

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Time to listen and learn because change only starts with us

“I gained a greater understanding of the importance of ‘sorry’, Reconciliation and the power of education. I believe encouraging school students to visit places like the Beulah Community, in order to hear directly from First Nations peoples, is essential for creating change,” says Year 12 St Hilda’s School student Aimee Webb on her recent excursion to the Beulah Community and St Mark’s Anglican Church, Buderim